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St Helens LJ Hooker Winter Series 2022

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St Helens Winter Race Series

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SEASON PASS - Races 1-4 Discounted Entry

About us

Riding bikes is fun. Pedal Heads Inc want to share their passion for Mountain bikes with our local community, that's why we are hosting a Winter Race Series for all levels. Non Members are welcome.

About the series

We're hosting a series of four events, each held on one of our gravity trails, each testing your skills in a different way. You can practice as much as you like (in fact we encourage it!) and on race day you will have a two-hour window to ride as often as you like in pursuit of your own personal best.

We will celebrate the fastest person in each category of each race. The series winner will be the person with the best three results (which keeps you in contention if you miss one race) and we'll have some great prices in store.

About Race 1 - Gravity Isle Send Helen's (12 June 2022)

The classic. Everyone's favourite. Same as last year we will start after the Icarus turn-off and finish before the Old Salty junction, just to make sure we don't get any traffic issues. Those familiar with our local trails know this section of the trail includes all the good bits, and best of all, it is all grippy black dirt. Push hard and pedal even harder to clear all the doubles and carry top speed through to the finish line.

About Race 2 - Maydena Icarus (3 July 2022)

Are you up to the challenge? Icarus is fast, loose, off-camber and wants to trow you off at every turn. It is also one of the most fun trails you could ask for. Get the lift up to Loila Tier, ride down the first part of Send Helen's and the climb a few meters to warm up your legs before you drop in. Make sure you have a look at the rock slab after berm 2 and check the entry to the S-curve around the tree a little further in. The final meters to the trail head will test your jumping skills, just next to the fire road, which should give spectators a chance to get a good look at some racing action.

About Race 3 - MyRide Launceston Old Salty Dog (7 August 2022)

If you are a fan of Enduro racing you'll love this one: Old Salty Dog is long, rough, gnarly and offers pretty much everything a great trail should have. It will also test your strength with a long climb out of the gully before you reach the comfort of the Trail Head and the shuttle. This trail will reward those who know how to be fast & smooth and have the fitness to push all the way to the finish line. If you haven't ridden the trail before we strongly suggest you do; it is rated 'Blue' but only until you pin it. Spectators can make their way up to Loila Tier and watch the riders make their way down the hill.

About Race 4 - Giant St Helens Mack10 (28 August 2022)

Mack10 is the newest of the St Helens gravity trail and a must-ride for those who like to save rubber by keeping the wheels off the ground. The trail is fast, flowy and there are more jumps that one could possibly hit in a single run. The main question will be: is it faster to fly or to stay on the ground? No doubt our Elite riders (and probably our super fast youth riders) will show us the right answer.

The trail also includes the iconic roll between two massive rocks (but not over!) and a huge rock-armoured berm. The start will be at the top from where Race 2 started, and the finish line will be where Mack10 joins Rock Lobster. This means the race will involve some climbing up from the Send Helen's Icarus turn off and a bit more on Rock Lobster down.

Before you jump in & sign up

Please note that you need to have an MTBA or AusCycling RACE or DAY license - please check before you sign up. We're sure your bike is in great nick, with working brakes, no play in the bearings and plugged bar ends. Since we'll be racing on gravity trails we'll require you to bring your full-face helmet (we accept models with removable chin bars). Juniors will be required to wear knee & elbow guards or long sleeves & full finger gloves but we hope everyone will be wearing those. Neck, back protection & body armor is highly recommended for all racers.

Race Categories

Keeping entries simple.
However, to ensure a fair race the results calculation will be based on typical MTB categories.

Type Entries Categories
ADULTS Male, Female
Juniors Male, Female

Season Pass:

Want the convenience of a season pass?

Enter here to take out the Series Pass and race all our events. If you can't make it to all our races we will also offer single-race entries.

Type Races Pedal Heads members Members of other clubs
Junior 4 $27 $43
Adult 4 $35 $55

Shuttles: The above pricing is excluding shuttles. Shuttles can be purchased on-the-day at a discounted rate through one of our sponsors Gravity Isle.

Upcoming Series Dates

Race Date Location Rego Race Preso
Race 1 12-Jun Send Helens 09:00 -10:00 11:00-14:00 14:30
Race 2 3-Jul Icarus 09:00-10:00 11:00-14:00 14:30
Race 3 7-Aug Old Salty Dog 09:00-10:00 11:00-14:00 14:30
Race 4 28-Aug Mack10 09:00-10:00 11:00-14:00 14:30

Please make sure you attend the Rider's Briefing at 10:00 at the Rego Tent.

More Info

If you don't want to race

That's not a reason to stay at home! We need marshals to help keep our riders safe, and spectators who cheer them on. In any case bring something to make a lot of noise with!

Event Sponsors and Supporters

The lead sponsor of our series is

St Helens

A very special thanks to our other supporters

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular Entry
Regular - Club Members
Junior Entry (to U19)
Junior - Club Members
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